We all have mental health and by talking about it we can support ourselves and others. Time to Talk Day is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation about mental health.
Talking about mental health reduces stigma and helps to create supportive communities where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to seek help when we need it.
Talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but Time to Talk – Talking Tips can help make sure you’re approaching it in a helpful way. If you’re not quite ready to talk to someone you know, Togetherall is a safe, anonymous online community available 24/7 where you can share how you’re feeling, listen and be heard.
On Time to Talk Day we want to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health. There are lots of ways to get involved, from sharing on social media using #TimeToTalk and having conversations with your friends and family, to organising activities and events in your community. Make space in your day for a conversation about mental health.
Helping others is a great way to give back and it can also benefit your own mental health and wellbeing.
USW have partnered with Newport Mind to support their Wellbeing Ambassador programme. Students from any campus can register and learn how to be champions for mental health.
Once trained, the Wellbeing Service will work with the Wellbeing Ambassadors to improve wellbeing provision at USW. If you want to find out more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected].
If you’re struggling with your mental health and need further support, 45-minute Wellbeing Advice appointments are available and can be booked through Advice Zone Online. Appointments are available on campus, via Microsoft teams, or telephone.
The Wellbeing Service organise various events that help students address and overcome common pitfalls during their time at university and develop strategies that can be used every day. There are also a variety of tools and resources available that can help students improve their wellbeing and mental health.